Dr Wesam Mustafa


I am a Lecturer (HPL) at School of Life Science, Pharmacy and Chemistry, department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science/ Kingston University London. In (2004) I have achieved my BSc degree in Pharmacy from College of Pharmacy, University of Baghdad, and in (2009) MSc degree was achieved in Pharmaceutical Science with Management Studies from Kingston University London. After the MSc was awarded, I gained 3 years assistant Lecturer experience in Iraq. In (2017) I accomplished my PhD in Pharmaceutics, gained from Kingston University London. In 2019, I joined School of Life Science, Pharmacy and Chemistry at Kingston University as Post doctorate (Research fellow) and then as aLecturer (HPL). My research activities focus on solubility enhancement of poorly soluble drugs which involved the employment of some technology in the preparation, optimization and characterisation of an oral dosage form. I'm also interested in colon targeting. 

I'm a registered pharmacist in Iraq, and has lecturing experience gained from different universities in Baghdad/Iraq. I am a Fellow of the higher education academe in the UK (FHEA)

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Science (HPL)


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD in Pharmaceutics), Kingston University, London
  • Masters in Pharmaceutical science with Management studies, Kingston University, London
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm), College of Pharmacy-University of Baghdad

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught

Chemistry BSc (Hons)

Postgraduate courses taught

Pharmaceutical Science MSc


After obtaining my PhD in Pharmaceutics, titled " Delivery of tyrosine Kinase inhibitor to colorectal cancer cells using particulate systems", I had the opportunity to work as Post doctorate (Research fellow). The PhD project involved the employment of Solid Dispersions technology in the preparation and optimization of an oral dosage form, to deliver a low water-soluble drug to the colon using spray drying technique and various analytical and characterisation instrumentations. My own research project involves the employment of complexation technology in the preparation and optimization of an oral dosage form to enhance the solubility of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug using freeze-drying.

Areas of specialism

  • Oral solid dosage form
  • Solid Dispersion
  • Pre-formulation and stability studies
  • Enhancing the dissolution profile of poorly water-soluble drugs
  • Cell Culture and toxicity studies